Osteoporosis Facts

Early Signs of Osteoporosis


  • Sudden insomnia and restlessness
  • Nightly leg and foot cramps
  • Persistent low back pain
  • Gum disease, loose teeth
  • Gradual loss of height

You Are at Higher Risk of Having Osteoporosis if You:

  • Are female
  • Don't exercise regularly
  • Entered menopause early
  • Have a family history of osteoporosis
  • Have a low calcium intake
  • Use antacids regularly
  • Are on chronic steroid therapy (e.g. Prednisone)
  • Are taking drugs which can cause dizziness
  • Drink more than two cups of coffee daily

  • Are white
  • Are short
  • Are thin
  • Are hyperthyroid
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Consume more than two alcohol drinks daily
  • Are on chronic anticonvulsant therapy
  • Eat too much animal protein

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